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Five Ways to Get Students to Turn on their Video During Classes

September 3, 2020
There they are – the boxes on the video-conference screen, empty but names or images uploaded. We are hearing from...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Community in the Physical and Virtual Classroom

August 10, 2020
Trust, shared purpose, interdependence, mutual support, and safety in taking risks are some of the features of an effective community....
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Effective Remote Teaching

May 27, 2020
What a spring! We have worked alongside so many teachers responding and adjusting and revising our remote teaching in an...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

What Does Mathematical Discourse Sound Like?

January 9, 2020
Almost like a great song, top-notch mathematical discourse is something you know when you hear. Yet, to cultivate quality, you...
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Phenomenal Teaching

December 2, 2019
We are happy to introduce you to Wendy Ward Hoffer’s fifth book, Phenomenal Teaching, forthcoming from Heinemann in 2020. This...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Agency = Unstuck

October 2, 2019
How to Get Unstuck. This is one of the most important lessons we can teach in school. Because the truth...
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Empowering Problem Solvers

December 20, 2018
Santi had some cookies. His mom baked him 9 more. Now he has 16. How many cookies did Santi have...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Cry for Meaning: Making Sense of Math

November 5, 2018
A literacy teacher shared with me about a recent reading conference with one of her second graders: the little girl...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Math: Why doesn’t yours look like mine?

October 8, 2018
Dear Parents, I know you have been wondering why our math does not look like your math. When you and...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

The Importance of ‘Understanding’ in Mathematics

October 27, 2017
Learn More at an Upcoming PEBC Math Institute Advance your math instruction by attending a PEBC institute where you can...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Address the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice within a Math Workshop

February 21, 2017
Wendy Ward Hoffer Encourage students to become “unstuck” by utilizing strategies from the Minds on Math Institute on March 7-8th,...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Classroom Agreements

January 23, 2017
How will we treat each other, ourselves, our equipment, our time as learners? Shared agreements build community. We can intentionally...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Four Steps for Getting Unstuck

December 8, 2016
Wendy Ward Hoffer Distinguish Productive Struggle from Despair When we raise the bar and ask learners to rise up with...
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Teaching Math for Understanding

October 24, 2016
Wendy Ward Hoffer 793 X 10 = 7,930 793 x 100 = 79,300 793 x 1000 = 793,000 What do...
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Effective Vocabulary Instruction in a Few Minutes Per Day

July 6, 2016
Wendy Ward Hoffer Particularly helpful to learners are instructional strategies that take students beyond word-definition memorization to engage them more...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

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